Posts Tagged ‘health care’


My new insurance only covers xray specs.

October 27, 2010

Over the past few months my union and my employer have been engaged in increasingly bitter contract negotiations.  It seems like our employer wants to make cutbacks everywhere – including insurance.  Nobody has said anything about xray specs, yet…


Always brush, never comb your teeth.

June 28, 2010

When I was in third grade a dentist came to show us the proper way to brush our teeth.  They gave us little red tablets to chew up.  The red coloring from the tablets was designed to dye the plaque on our teeth red.  The object of the activity was to help us see where we needed to brush our teeth better.  The result was a horrible shame session where anyone with poor oral hygiene was teased ruthlessly for months afterward.  Although I was not one of the unfortunate ones, it was a stern lesson on the dangers of public humiliation.

On the plus side – to this day, I NEVER forget to brush my teeth.


Key lyme pie disease.

June 12, 2010

My brother-in-law is currently home on leave from the Navy.  He recently had a frightening bout of lyme disease.  We were all concerned about his recovery.  Let me be very clear, there is absolutely nothing funny about lyme disease.

Key lyme pie disease, on the other hand = pure comedy gold.


Who says their mouths are cleaner than ours?

June 9, 2010

Every time I see our dogs licking our older daughter’s face, I can’t help thinking where that tongue has been before.

By the way, for anyone who believes the old wives tale about the cleanliness of dog’s mouths, here is a link supporting germaphobes everywhere.  My favorite quote is, “The Center for Disease Control (CDC) says about dogs that: To best protect yourself from getting sick, thoroughly wash your hands with running water and soap after contact with dogs, dog saliva, or dog feces (stool).”


Insurance cutbacks.

May 28, 2010

My health insurance provider has been making some unfortunate changes (higher premiums etc).  As far as I know they won’t be replacing traditional post-op treatments with band-aids.